The Art of Teaching Science emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, and integrates a wide variety of pedagogical tools. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, mentors, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment.

This second edition retains key features such as inquiry-based activities and case studies throughout, while simultaneously adding new material on the impact of standardized testing on inquiry-based science, and explicit links to science teaching standards.  Also included are expanded resources like a comprehensive website, a streamlined format and updated content, making the experiential tools in the book even more useful for both pre- and in-service science teachers.

Features on this web site include:

  • About the Book: Book description, about the authors, and the table of contents.
  • Resources: Additional Chapter Resources such as Case Studies, PowerPoint Slides, Syllabus Helpers, Agenda Strategies and Science Teacher Talk.
  • Useful Links: - Other websites of interest related to this subject.
  • Feedback: - Send feedback to the book's publisher.
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